Elmfield House (or Lodge) was situated on the south side of Millbrook Road East, just west of Four Posts Hill. It was demolished in the early 1940s and replaced by flats which retained the name Elmfield. In the earl to mid-19th century it was the home of the Victorian art collector Chambers Hall, patron of artist David Charles Read. Two of Read’s paintings from c.1835, View Near Elmfield Lodge and Morning Effect at Elmfield Lodge, both now in the Ashmolean Museum, were executed from the garden there.

Sales particulars of 1858 (see clipping below) describe a large house with five best bedrooms and servants quarters. Outside was a coach house, stables and a walled pleasure garden with views of Southampton Water.


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